The Athens Banner-Herald cites a campus police report that says a graduate student leaving his lab early Sunday morning found the gun lying in plain sight in a planter. Police say that the weapon's magazine held six 9mm hollow-point rounds, though no bullet was in its chamber.
Police are trying to identify the owner, and determine if that person had a permit to carry a weapon in a school safety zone, as well as how it came to be in a place in which it was "recklessly endangering the safety of anyone who would come across it."
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com
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